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[texts]RM_Ballantyne_Martin_Rattler - R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
This is one of Ballantyne's earlier books, and is quite one of his best. Due to an unfortunate mishap, Martin, who was just visiting abord a vessel in his local harbour, find that the ship has sailed, and he with it. The ship is wrecked on the Brazil coast, and Martin has to swim for it. He and a seaman from the ship make their way across Brazil, to eventual safety amd return to England, having numerous interesting adventures as they go.
Keywords: Athelstane; Ballantyne; Martin; Rattler; PDF
Downloads: 189
[texts]The Two Supercargoes - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This is rather a standard Kingston book, with adventures this time shore-based in Africa, which, at the time of the story, the early nineteenth century, was largely unknown. The two young men sail as supercargoes, a post which at that time existed, but which later was to be known a ship's clerk. The job of a supercargo was to be in charge of where in the vessel each item of cargo was stored, so that on arrival at its destination it could be quickly and easily found...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Supercargoes; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 574
[texts]The Nebuly Coat - John Meade Falkner
This extraordinary book was acclaimed on its publication in 1903 as one of the very best books ever written in the English language. We have worked for this transcription from the first edition, which was given two impressions, of which we used the second. There are not so many actors in the story that the reader is baffled, and each of them is beautifully drawn, so that their characters stand out clearly and consistently...
Keywords: Meade; Falkner; Nebuly; Coat; Athelstane
Downloads: 757
[texts]The Life of Christ
A PDF of scans is provided. The HTML version is not yet available. This book, The Life of Christ, is a superbly scholarly work, by an extremely able author who was not only a theologian and a senior churchman in the Church of England (Archdeacon of Westminster and Chaplain-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria), but also a senior schoolmaster, having in his time been Headmaster of Marlborough College. The book is well laid out and is easy to follow, despite the use of many long words which are no longe...
Keywords: Athelstane; Farrar; Life; Christ; PDF
Downloads: 2,427
[texts]Our Soldiers; Gallant deeds of the British Army during the Reign of Queen Victoria - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
A very interesting book telling us about the various deeds of the British Army throughout the reign of Queen Victoria. Most of us will be aware of nearly all of the campaigns, but that there were so many comes as a bit of a shock. Although many of the campaigns and battles were favourably completed, quite a few were not, and this also comes as a bit of a shock. Kingston was the original author, but died many years before the end of Queen Victoria's reign, and the work was taken in hand by Mr...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Soldiers; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,532
[texts]Our Sailors - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
Gallant actions by the British Navy during the reign of Queen Victoria. This book was originally written by Kingston quite early on in his career as a writer. As he died in 1880 he predeceased the Queen by quite a few years. The book was bought up to date, including we believe some input by George Henty, the writer of numerous books for boys, who had been a friend of Kingston’s. So this edition presses on a quarter of a century beyond Kingston’s death...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Sailors; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 739
[texts]Chance - Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
Although this story is written in fairly simple language it is strangely difficult to follow. The setting is that of one man, an old ship's officer, telling another of the same a long story. The language slides between the two men, lighting pipes, making and answering comments, and so forth, and then back into the detail of the story, and sometimes deeper still, into conversations that take place in the story...
Keywords: Athelstane; Conrad; Chance; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 797
[texts]RM_Ballantyne_Personal_Reminiscences_in_Book_Making - R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
In this book of personal reminiscences, the author, hearing in the distance the Grim Reaper, is at his most pi. The first few chapters describe the effort he had to make to gain the background information he needed to write the books, but suddenly he tells us that he doesn't feel at all well, that his time may well be near, and he fills out the book with half-a- dozen short stories, all very moralist, but still well up to his usual quality of output.
Keywords: Athelstane; Ballantyne; Personal; Reminiscences; PDF; DjVu
Downloads: 82
[texts]Percival Keene - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
The young hero of this book is soon seen to be the result of an unfortunate liaison between a rising star of a sea-captain, and the housekeeper's daughter at his aunt's mansion. The boy joins the navy and is given a good deal of covert help ny his (actual) father. On a couple of occasions the young officer is believed lost in some engagement, but after a series of adventures manages to make his way back to the ship, much to his father's relief...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Percival; Keene; PDF; TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 345
[texts]Clayhanger, by Arnold Bennett - Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Arnold; Bennett; Clayhanger; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 358
[texts]Monsieur Violet - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This book was written by Marryat after his visit to North America, during which he wrote his "Diary in America". It shows an enormous and deep knowledge of the more southern States, and of the Indian tribes that lived therein. The rush of detail presented to the reader continues unabated to the very end.
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Monsieur; Violet; PDF; TXT
Downloads: 179
[texts]Happy Jack, and other Tales of the Sea - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
Description to be made available soon. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much of his youth was spent at Oporto, where his father was a merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London. He early wrote newspaper articles on Portuguese subjects. These were translated into Portuguese, and the author received a Portuguese order of knighthood and a pension for his servi...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Happy; Jack; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 355
[texts]Charge! - George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
The earliest European settlers in South Africa were mostly Dutch. They were known as Boers, the Dutch word for farmer. They were doing well, and even though the British had come to rule the country, their comfortable and profitable existence was all that most of them wanted. However, an Irishman of the name of Moriarty thought otherwise, and urged them to rebel against the British, simply because there is a class of Irish people that enjoy fights, and the English are their nearest neighbours, an...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Manville; Fenn; Charge; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 486
[texts]The Independence of Claire - Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1857-1917)
This is a rather typical Horne Vaizey book, about the life led by young well-brought-up women in Edwardian times. Worries about money, about who to marry, whether to go or not to parties to be given by elderly hostesses, about clothes, about hair-styles, and even, as so often in this author's books, with a bit of illness thrown in as well. There's a time when Claire seems on the way to making a big mistake, but it all gets sorted out in the end...
Keywords: Athelstane; Horne; Vaizey; Independence; Claire; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 352
[texts]Chance, by Joseph Conrad - Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Joseph; Conrad; Chance; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 379
[texts]She and I, volume two - John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
In Volume Two we have much the same personnel as in Volume One; the vicar and his sister Miss Pimpernell; Lady Dasher and her two daughters; Miss Spight and Mawley the curate; Min and Mrs. Clyde; Catch the dog. Having set the scene in Volume One, Hutcheson goes on to weave a beautiful story round the love-affair between the hero, Lorton, and Min, she with the admirable grey eyes. We will not tell you how it fared--you must find that out for yourself...
Keywords: Athelstane; Hutcheson; She; I; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 603
[texts]Principal books by Amy Walton - Amy Walton (late nineteenth century)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Amy Walton; Principal; Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 469
[texts]Romola_by_George_Eliot - George Eliot (1819-1880)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; George; Eliot; Romola; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 311
[texts]Our Frank - Amy Walton (circa 1845-1925)
Here we have half-a-dozen short stories, in that wonderful Amy Walton style, so very evocative of dear England as it used to be. Frank thinks life at home is a bit hard, as his father expects so much of him, so he runs away. After several adventures he finds himself in a very awkward situation, as the young companion he had fallen in with turns out to be a thief. Luckily the thief’s victim realises that Frank is not a bad lad after all, makes no charge against him, and even takes him home...
Keywords: Athelstane; Walton; Amy; Frank; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 325
[texts]RM_Ballantyne_Digging_for_Gold - R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
A short book about the Californian gold-fields.
Keywords: Athelstane; Ballantyne; Digging; Gold; PDF; FB2
Downloads: 107
[texts]Mr. Midshipman Easy - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This is probably the most polished of Marryat's books about the lives of young naval officers in the early nineteenth century. As in all of his books riotously amusing incidents follow one another without pause.
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Midshipman; Easy; PDF; TXT
Downloads: 584
[texts]In the Eastern Seas - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
The book, quite a long one, is concerned with the adventures of a boy, Walter Heathfield, and of his sister Emily. They appear on the scene in chapter one, in rather a dramatic fashion, as they are rescued from a sinking ship, along with their dying father, moments before the ship finally vanishes. On reaching London their relations are traced, but none appear at all interested in them, except for Uncle Tom, who has but little money, and who unfortunately dies before the chapter is done, of a ho...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Eastern; Seas; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 775
[texts]Flaming June - Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1857-1917)
This book is a little different from most of the others from this author. The cast of the story are just a shade older than we are used to in Vaizey books, and there is no one who is afflicted with a disabling disease, such as the author herself suffered from. I suppose you could describe the setting as the upper-class Mayfair set. The scene opens in the house of a tidy old spinster, living in a tidy little seaside town, in a row of large houses of similar people, sharing private access to a wel...
Keywords: Athelstane; Horne; Vaizey; Flaming; June; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 954
[texts]Will Weatherhelm - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This is quite a long book, estimated to take sixteen hours forty minutes to read. It was also quite difficult to transcribe, since the type was probably a bit old. Certainly it was a rather small typeface, and was broken up in places. Nevertheless we think we have got the text to better than the prescribed 99.95% accurate, with an expected error rate of less than eighty words in the 164,896 of the text...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Will; Weatherhelm; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 384
[texts]Amos Huntingdon - Rev. Theodore Wilson (died 1881)
This a very well written and interesting story, well up to Wilson's best. It deals with the various moral issues that beset a rather well-off family. The old father makes his two sons an allowance, which one of them, Amos, manages well, while the other does not. Stability in the family is provided by an old maiden aunt, Kate, the sister of the old man. There was also a daughter, Julia, who had married a ne'er-do-well, and who had been shown the door on that account by the old father, but who was...
Keywords: Athelstane; Wilson; Amos; Huntingdon; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 445
[texts]The Cliff Climbers - Captain Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
The book begins with two young brothers and an Indian guide, in a valley in the Himalayas, into which they had ascended with some difficulty in the preceding book--"The Plant Hunters". Unfortunately they find they cannot get out at the top of the valley, and they cannot go back the way they came. So they are stuck. They try various ingenious ideas for getting out, each of which appears as though it would work, but in the end does not, usually in a quite entertaining way...
Keywords: Athelstane; Mayne; Reid; Cliff; Climbers; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 822
[texts]Twice Lost - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
A typical Kingston book, full of incident, and co-incidence. We particularly liked the way in which the topic of the lost boy, Harry, is introduced, and later on a boy who had been found by the natives of a Pacific island, comes into the story, being the person who found one of the ship's company who had been lost overboard in heavy weather. The latter had made his way ashore by sheer grit and determination (being a Sandwich Islander)...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Twice; Lost; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 536
[texts]A Chinese Command - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
We have two confessions to make before we tell you about the story. The first is to say that there are two missing pages from the copy of the book we used, 223 and 224, the last two pages of chapter 14, rather an exciting moment in the story. We shall try to get photocopies of these pages, but it will take time. The second one will make you laugh: The Chinese Admiral Wong-Li, who plays a big part in the book, was always being read by the audiobook program as "wong fifty one"...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Chinese; Command; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 677
[texts]Principal books of Lewis Hough - Lewis Hough (fl. late nineteenth century)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Lewis Hough; Principal books; PDF; TXT
Downloads: 226
[texts]The Billow and the Rock - Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
It is the time of the 1745 Rebellion, when the adherents of Prince Charles, the Pretender to the Throne, landed in Scotland, and started to march towards London. Lord Carse, and his friend Lord Lovat, are fearful that Lady Carse, who has some knowledge and evidence of their political beliefs, may betray them. So they abduct her from her home in Edinburgh and have her taken away to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides...
Keywords: Athelstane; Harriet; Martineau; Billow; Rock; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 766
[texts]The Rover's Secret - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
It was a bit puzzling to to work out who or what the Rover was, and what the secret was. The word Rover is not mentioned once in the body-text of the book, and the word secret only three or four times. However, eventually I sussed it out. The Rover is a pirate who figures enough in the book for one to be aware he is there. He is mortally wounded, and in the last chapter he tells his secret before he dies, thus providing an explanation for several other puzzling things that we have been told, or ...
Keywords: Athelstane; Harry; Collingwood; Rover; Secret; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 927
[texts]James Braithwaite, Supercargo - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This is a typical Kingston book, very skilfully written, with lots of difficult situations very well described. But what is worth remembering is that it is probably the last book Kingston ever wrote, for he had already been diagnosed with a rapid and terminal illness, which I suppose to have been cancer. Yet, despite the position that redoubtable author found himself in, he still gave us one of his very best well-written adventure stories...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; James; Braithwaite; Supercargo; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 566
[texts]Big Game - Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1857-1917)
A charming little book. The son of the family aspires to be a poet, much to his father's annoyance: he ought to have a proper job in the family firm. His sister hits on a plan to get his work published, which would be a step in the right direction, one that might help to change the father's mind. She discovers that the editor of a poetry magazine always takes a holiday in a very remote hotel in the Scottish highlands, so she books a holiday for them in the same hotel...
Keywords: Athelstane; Horne; Vaizey; Big; Game; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 675
[texts]Principalbooks by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey - Mrs George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) (1857-1917)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Horne Vaizey; Principal Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,208
[texts]The Gilpins - William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
The story opens with a couple of school-leavers discussing what they will do with their lives. One of the boys, a Gilpin, whose father is a hard-working farmer, is determined to go along the same route, but in Australia, as he and his brother have often dreamt of doing. They reach Australia, and an incident on the Quay in Sydney, where they save a family from destruction in a carriage whose horses have bolted, makes them valuable friends, leading to an appointment as managers, or overseers, of a...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Gilpins; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 388
[texts]Old Daniel, by Rev Tom Hodson - Rev Tom Hodson (1804-1882)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Tom; Hodson; Old Daniel; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 102
[texts]From Powder Monkey to Admiral - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
This book was written for "Boy's Own Paper" shortly after that magazine started. The plan was to write a book illustrating how it might be possible for any very ordinary little boy joining the Navy in the lowest rating—powder monkey—and ascend to the very highest rank—admiral. It had been done before, in the separate cases of Benbow and Hopson, and there was no reason why it shouldn’t happen again...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Powder; Monkey; Admiral; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 729
[texts]The Cruise of the Thetis - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
The Thetis is a fast motor-cruiser. The story takes us to Cuba, and we visit various places in it (even Guantanamo!). There has been an insurrection there and our heroes get themselves involved. The book used was very well printed, and so the transcription was easy, and we think it has been well-done. Harry Collingwood (1851-1922). Pseudonym of William Joseph Cosens Lancaster, a civil engineer who specialised in seas and harbours...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Cruise; Thetis; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 510
[texts]Saved from the Sea - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
The books starts off with a young Grammar-School boy being introduced to the local tailor, who is also a bit of a linguist. Our hero, and his friend Halliday, learn Arabic with the tailor. This turns out later on to have been very fortunate. Our hero and his friend are taken on as midshipmen on a frigate, where they are well trained. They spend three years at sea, and have the chance of visiting various ports in the Eastern Mediterranean, and also of getting to Cairo...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Saved; Sea; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 679
[texts]The Pirate of the Mediterranean - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
The first edition of this book is dated 1851. The edition used is dated 1851. The publisher was George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., London (NY EP Dutton) The number of pages is 395. General information A long book--nineteen hours--full of adventure and tense situations. I was a bit disappointed to find that the Pirate was a Greek who preyed mostly upon Italian, Greek and Turkish vessels in the Eastern Mediterranean, because I had hoped that Kingston would address himself to the problem in the previou...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Pirate; Mediterranean; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 1,006
[texts]The Log of the Flying Fish - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This book has a firm place in British literature, for it was one of the very first in the genre of science-fiction. A German professor, living for some reason in London, takes on some adventurous and rich Englishmen, and sets off with them in an airship that is made of a material so light that it can rise vertically into the air if you pump out some of the air in its ballast tanks. It can also plunge into the depths of the ocean, because this special material, aetherium, is so strong that it can...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Log; Flying; Fish; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,243
[texts]Principal books by Captain Marryat - Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Captain Marryat; Principal Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 3,025
[texts]Principal books by Harry Collingwood - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Principal; Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,177
[texts]The Young Llanero - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
Kingston seems to be quite good at writing about South America. One wonders why he is so anti-Spanish, but as he was brought up living in Portugal this may have something to do with the matter. We are taken on a tour round Venezuela (that's the country on the north of South America, that has lots of oil, and whose main waterway is the Orinoco). So there is a change of location from New Granada and Peru, but we have the same problems with Indians, Spanish troops, boa constrictors, and other flora...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Young; Llanero; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 787
[texts]Tom Trueman the Sailor - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
Tom Trueman is the fourth child of a large family. The father is killed in an accident, and the mother has to try to earn enough money to feed and clothe them, let alone send them to school. So the older children have to find work. Tom decides he will go to sea, and he finds a kindly ship's captain in the nearby port, due to sail in a few days' time. The "Rose" is sailing on a two or three year voyage round the Horn and then to various places in the Pacific...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Tom; Trueman; Sailor; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 606
[texts]The Pirate Island - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
A very exciting story. It starts with a severe gale on the Essex coast of England. A rescue is effected, as a result of which one of the local fishermen generously adopts an orphan boy they find on the sinking ship. Years later a number of young people set out on a return voyage by sea to Australia. On the return voyage there is a disastrous fire on board their ship, the Galatea, as a result of which they and the crew take to the boats...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Pirate; Island; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 966
[texts]Some books of Harriet Martineau - Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Harriet Martineau; Principal Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 824 (1 review)
[texts]The Little Savage - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
This remarkable book is one of those on which Marryat was working during his last few months. It was finished by his son. A young boy and a rather nasty old man have been marooned on a remote tropical island. The man is very unkind to the boy, and treats him like a slave. But the man is struck blind by lightning, just at the very moment when it appeared likely that they were to be rescued. The boy is able to force the man to behave better, and learns to read, using the letters in the Prayer Book...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Little; Savege; PDF; TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 468
[texts]The Last Look - W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
It is in the middle of the sixteenth century, and in Spain, where the Inquisition, and subsequent torturing and burning to death by the Catholic of those who would not agree to its tenets, is getting under way. An Archbishop calls at the house of a former friend of his, a woman who had refused him in love. The woman is the widow of a great nobleman. The Archbishop is chatting to his former friend's daughter, and is thinking how like the child is to what she had been...
Keywords: Athelstane; Kingston; Last; Look; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 824
[texts]The Pacha of Many Tales - Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
A rather fanciful book by Captain Marryat, not about English people in various sea-faring situations, as most of his books are, but about a Turkish Pacha, and his interest in finding people who can tell him strange tales. And mighty strange some of them are, too!Frederick Marryat was born in Great George Street, Westminster, London on 10th July 1792. His father, Joseph Marryat, was descended from Huguenots who had taken refuge in England following the St...
Keywords: Athelstane; Marryat; Pacha; Tales: TXT; PDF; ZIP
Downloads: 524
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